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An overview of contemporary Australian art, Sydney’s The National: New Australian Art 2017 includes crucial works by Indigenous artists, Karla Dickens and Archie Moore.
After traversing England, Scotland, Germany, Canada, Shanghai, the Philippines and an array of Australian towns, modernist painter Ian Fairweather eventually settled on Queensland’s Bribie Island in 1953.
Nick Cave is known for his Soundsuits. These elaborate costumes are an idiosyncratic mix of haute couture and politics: they respond to racial tensions and inequities by both obscuring and celebrating racial identity with beads and bling.
Isaac Julien’s father wanted the artist to become a banker or a lawyer: the transferred ambition was his dad’s version of a better life. Julien’s parents wanted a better life for themselves too.
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